Saint Laurent: a fashion show-variation on the safari jacket

On the Champs de Mars esplanade, Anthony Vaccarello paid tribute to one of the House’s mythical archive pieces and its many variations: the safari jacket. Here, the utilitarian garment refers to the figure of the intrepid gloved aviatrix, Amelia Earhart style.

For once, Kering’s rock-solid Maison decided to install its kaleidoscopic faux marble esplanade on the Left Bank for the presentation of its Spring-Summer 2024 collection.


Behind the exotic, sandy suggestion of the models presented, lies another reality: the growing threat of global warming.


Somewhere between Top Gun and Dune


These new silhouettes by Anthony Vaccarello are a vibrant, minimalist tribute to Yves Saint Laurent’s 1967 Safari collection. A collection that revealed to the fashion world a future basic: the safari jacket.


Originally made from cotton canvas, its shape was inspired by the German Afrikakorps uniform and the outfits worn by Western men in Africa. Comfortable, the garment was adapted to the summer heat.

The shades chosen are a direct reference to the original show, with sand, white, ochre, olive and violet dominating the palette. A colorama totally adapted to autumn, in short.


It’s a variation on the men’s wardrobe essential of patch pockets, recaptured here by the Saint Laurent woman, feminine, sensual and triumphant.


The collection leaves the ground and takes to the skies to pay homage to the feminine pioneers of aviation history, such as Amelia Earhart and Adrienne Bolland.


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Victor Gosselin
Victor Gosselin is a journalist specializing in luxury, HR, tech, retail, and editorial consulting. A graduate of EIML Paris, he has been working in the luxury industry for 9 years. Fond of fashion, Asia, history, and long format, this ex-Welcome To The Jungle and Time To Disrupt likes to analyze the news from a sociological and cultural angle.

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